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hobo

London, KY

#1 Aug 17, 2008
How did this terrible accident happen? Did another child witness this?
abc

Brownsville, TN

#2 Aug 17, 2008
hobo wrote:
How did this terrible accident happen? Did another child witness this?
yes and he called the cops
DeedleJ

AOL

#3 Aug 18, 2008
The conductor called dispatch to tell them he saw two boys walking on the tracks and he thought he had hit one of them. The police were already dispatched and out looking for the boy that had been hit when they were contacted by family members of the boy that witnessed it to tell them the boy had run there to get help. I can't even imagine what that boy is going through right now after the horror he witnessed.
sad

Memphis, TN

#4 Aug 18, 2008
there was two of them walking on the tracks, i know a guy that was on the train, he said they kept blowing the horn, and the boys didnt even turn around and look, he said as they got a few feet closer, he just turned his head...its a terrible thing
samantha

Hazard, KY

#5 Aug 18, 2008
one of them did die his foot got cought in the boards of the tracks needless to say he got hit. he wwas one of my friends friends.... she is at school cryin because of what happend to chris
Curtain 2

Corbin, KY

#7 Aug 18, 2008
That is the same questions that I have. Even if they thought they were on the other track you would think they would still have looked behind them when they heard the train whistle. Why did one see the train and the other one didn't.

Since: Aug 08

Finley, TN

#8 Aug 18, 2008
that is a sad sad story
wait a minute

London, KY

#9 Aug 18, 2008
Who was the other child with this boy that got killed? I'm hearing it was a boy named doug but yet a boy named Chris Davis is saying that he was the one with him?
Kristy

Celina, OH

#10 Aug 18, 2008
This is so horrible about that poor 15 year old dying so young, my heart goes out to his family, and friends, I know hes in heaven with the angels there watching over him. please dont put rumors that you hear, cause the poor boy is gone now and let his spirit live on tell about the good things hes done, let him rest in peace to be with jesus and the angels, we will all be with our loved ones someday.
wallyworldrules

Manchester, KY

#11 Aug 18, 2008
Kristy wrote:
This is so horrible about that poor 15 year old dying so young, my heart goes out to his family, and friends, I know hes in heaven with the angels there watching over him. please dont put rumors that you hear, cause the poor boy is gone now and let his spirit live on tell about the good things hes done, let him rest in peace to be with jesus and the angels, we will all be with our loved ones someday.
Amen

Since: Aug 08

Corbin, KY

#12 Aug 18, 2008
He Ws on his way to my house,, to see me..
im tore up..
i got his hat a few weeks ago,, and its the only thing i have to remeber him by,,
it was just really hard to hear i was the reason he was out walking when all that shit went down.
harbor girl cc

Lexington, KY

#14 Aug 18, 2008
You guys dont even know. They were on one set of tracks when they hear the train. They jumped to the other set of tracks, when the one boy who died, saw they were on the wrong set of tracks he pushed the boy chris johnson out of the way. That is when the train hit and killed him. There were no lights on the train. That is why they did not know until it was too late. My son was friends with them. Thank god it was not my son!!!!!!!!!!
wrong

Memphis, TN

#15 Aug 18, 2008
harbor girl cc wrote:
You guys dont even know. They were on one set of tracks when they hear the train. They jumped to the other set of tracks, when the one boy who died, saw they were on the wrong set of tracks he pushed the boy chris johnson out of the way. That is when the train hit and killed him. There were no lights on the train. That is why they did not know until it was too late. My son was friends with them. Thank god it was not my son!!!!!!!!!!
uh your wrong there, like i said i know a guy that was on the train and the train did have lights, because he said they saw them walking, and kept blowing the horn on the train, and he said they didnt even turn around, thats what he couldnt figure out, they must of thought they was on a diffrent set of tracks, he said he just turned his head as they got closer, but said they boys didnt even turn around and look....
deranged

Corbin, KY

#16 Aug 18, 2008
Darwin wins again!!!
sad_in_somerset

Hazard, KY

#17 Aug 18, 2008
Chris was best person you ever would meet.He was kind hearted teen.He was happy teen who smile alot and had good sense humor who would make you laugh. He had way if you just met him .He'd draw you in liking him right way at first sight.He will be MISSED.He was good kid.He loved animals. He would see a stray litter of kittens and take them in and cared for them. He had very kind heart. He was kind kid that would give you his shirt off his back to anyone . I will never get over him being gone.And how he died such tragic way. Chris made pact on all of us that knew him.He was sweet little boy. And i will never forget him. I cared about him like a son and he called me mom every time he saw me.I lost my Sweet boy and It's killing me. I still can't get over he's gone and I'm waiting for him knock on door saying Hey Mom whatcha doing?Like he always did.Please god watch over my Chris.
deranged

Corbin, KY

#18 Aug 18, 2008
If you are 15,walking on the train tracks( not the most intelligent path to follow) and are unable to notice the large and loud train that's bearing down on you the gene pool will not miss you. Not a tragedy when someone dies due to their amazing stupidity.
kentucky

Hazard, KY

#19 Aug 18, 2008
listen you don't know ****. it is a tragic thing!!!!!!! and you have no right judge this teen got killed .And say its not tragic !!! i dont think CHRIS WANTED GET hit by train. alot people walks across train tracks to make short cuts where thier going,. remember he was just 15 TOO. i guess you never made mistake ever in your life.
Tragic

AOL

#21 Aug 19, 2008
harbor girl cc wrote:
You guys dont even know. They were on one set of tracks when they hear the train. They jumped to the other set of tracks, when the one boy who died, saw they were on the wrong set of tracks he pushed the boy chris johnson out of the way. That is when the train hit and killed him. There were no lights on the train. That is why they did not know until it was too late. My son was friends with them. Thank god it was not my son!!!!!!!!!!
I saw the train pass my house right before I heard the conductor saying over the scanner that there were two boys walking and he thought he hit one of them. The train did have lights on. This was a tragic accident and my thoughts and prayers are with the childs family and friends.
Astonished

United States

#22 Aug 19, 2008
Makes no sense to me....15 yrs old, should be smarter than to walk on the train tracks in the first place. How can you not hear the train horns blowing? How can you not feel the rumble of the train? Sounds like another stupid game of russian Roulette!!! And bang, you lose.

Can you say BIG RED TRAIN.
yo-man

Somerset, KY

#23 Aug 19, 2008
The train is black. This happens all the time. People walk up and down the tracks like they are personal sidewalks. If people were handed out tickets for trespassing this might come to a stop. This is one of the busiest main lines in the nation and people don't realize how fast the trains are going. That curve has a fourty mph speed restriction so trains are moving at high speeds. Stay off the tracks. Don't try to beat the train at the crossing. If your life doesn't mean anything to you that you can't wait a minute and a half, think about the person running the train that has to see that floating around in their head for a couple of years before it starts to ease up.

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